OPP rescue stranded hikers from ice flow near Tobermory

Photo provided by Grey Bruce OPP.

Grey Bruce OPP responded to a call from the Bruce Peninsula National Park, near Tobermory, and rescued a pair of hikers.

The incident happened around 2:30pm Sunday, after two hikers had been walking on the ice near the park, when a large piece of ice broke away from the shoreline, leaving them stranded.

Police say the hikers had drifted almost three kilometres from shore, when the OPP helicopter was able to hover above the hikers and make the ice rescue, returning both people safely to shore. There were no injuries.

The Grey Bruce OPP remind hikers, snowmobile operators, all-terrain vehicle operators and fisherman that travelling on ice, especially on open bodies of water, is extremely dangerous.